COVID-19 has meant that schools have had to implement measures to protect students and staff and this has been funded by the Government in the short term. I challenged the Education Secretary on how long this funding will continue as school budgets have been squeezed in the past decade.
See my question and his response above.
The Public Accounts Committee has also examined this issue in detail. See here for our report on School Funding. The committee recently met with the Department for Education to revisit the issue - see here for a transcript of the meeting and here for updates on the inquiry.